D-days in the Pacific 

“Miller notes with unusual balance the role that the casualties of Iwo Jima and Okinawa played in the decision to drop the A-bomb, by creating expectations of even bloodier battles in the course of an invasion.  The book also includes annotation and a bibliography valuable for further reading and a good selection of 80 black and white illustrations and ten maps… The perfect introduction to the Pacific War.”

– Publisher’s Weekly


“Miller’s very readable account of the offensives in the Pacific, from the turning of the tide at Guadalcanal to VJ-day, portrays a series of amphibious landings, many of them bloodily and tenaciously contested.  He skillfully uses official records and the remembrances of frontline survivors to depict the savagery and stresses of the close-quarters combat usually encountered in amphibious warfare… Excellent narrative history and first-class illustrations eventuate in superior historiography.”
– Booklist


“The author skillfully includes the eyewitness accounts of numerous leathernecks, GIs, war correspondents and enemy combatants who survived to tell the tale.  Their collective testimonies are gripping, brutal and particularly heart-wrenching.  Taken together, their shared struggle was, at once, grand and horribly gruesome… This single volume, “D-Days in the Pacific,” will make an exceptional addition to any military history library and is a worthy companion to the History Channel’s TV series.  Donald Miller has created a valuable historical document and has succeeded in embracing the many-sided Pacific war.”
– Robert B. Loring


“This…is a major publishing event…The total effect is one few readers will ever forget.”

-David McCullough


“This…account of World War II is likely to remain a classic for generations to come.”

-Doris Kerns Goodwin


“This is a stunning achievement. Weaving extraordinary anecdotes and firsthand accounts of combat into the epic drama of World War II, Donald L. Miller has crafted a suspenseful and riveting retelling of perhaps the greatest story in human history.”

-Andrew Carroll, editor of War Letters